• Sport Injuries, Sprains, Strains and Fractures
• Tennis or Golfer's Elbow
• Back and Neck Pain
• Hip, Knee Pain and Foot Pain
• Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
• Post-Surgical Pain, Scar Tissue and Adhesions
• Postural Stress
• Headaches (tension, migraine)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Joint Pain
Call 778.828.2903 for further consultation about your symptoms
What is Athletic Therapy?
An Athletic Therapist can be found in multiple settings within the health field. The scope of an Athletic Therapist is a broad one, involving on-field emergency care, sideline assessment, concussion assessment, and establishing return to play guidelines. Clinically, Athletic Therapists follow the Sports Medicine Model of orthopedic injury assessment, active rehabilitation, modalities and manual therapy to help patients return to their active lifestyles – whether recreational or competitive.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy Manual Therapy addresses the body and all of the systems as a whole, by looking at interrelationships between the structures, allowing the root cause of the injury or illness to be identified and treated. Osteopathy is a hands-on, holistic practice designed to remove the strains in the tissues, giving way for the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Osteopathic Manual Therapy focuses on treating the structure (musculoskeletal system), the organs of the body, the nervous system and circulatory system (fluids of the body) for optimal health and healing, using a variety of techniques to promote balance within the body.
What does my first appointment involve?
During your first one on one appointment, we will take a detailed medical history including your overall complaints to gain a better understanding of your current symptoms. We will examine your posture, ranges of motion, strength and how your body is functioning using a variety of assessment tools. A treatment plan is determined based on the findings of the assessment. Treatment is very gentle and involves a variety of techniques.
What do I have to wear for treatment?
We recommend to wear comfortable, loose clothing such as shorts and a T-shirt/sports bra.
How long is one treatment session?
Appointments are generally 60 minutes.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
This varies depending on the severity of the injury/condition. Becky will work with you following the first assessment to determine the frequency of sessions.
What payment do you accept?
Payment can be made by cash or cheque or a prior e-mail bank transfer. A receipt will be provided for insurance or tax purposes.
Is the treatment covered by my insurance?
Many extended health care insurance plans do cover these services but the coverage amount varies. Please check with your health provider if you intend to submit your claims to your insurance company. BC Healthcare does not cover Athletic Therapy treatments.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
A physician’s referral is not necessary to make an appointment, however, some insurance plans require a physician’s referral prior to accepting claims.